Re: [torchwood] (One of) The Seven Best British TV Shows Unavailable on American DVD
- On 03/03/07, Jackie Moleski <moleskij@...> wrote:
>Practicalities: Plasma screens, for my money, given a better picture
> Patrick Power wrote:
> > Actually, if a film or tv show is 4x3, the TV actually shows in in
> > that format. It is kind of weird as that it kind of centers it in a
> > black box. But, it really isn't that much different than watching a
> > film in letterbox with the black bars at top and bottom. The eyes get
> > used to it pretty quickly and don;t notice it.
> Oh! I didn't know widescreen TVs/HD TVs did that (I obviously don't own
> one yet). Well, that is cool, tho'--as long as the aspect ratio is
> preserved, I'm happy. I do need to replace my standard TV (the picture
> tube is going, I've got a green shadow on the top right-hand corner of
> the screen). I'm thinking of LCD or plasma, tho' the thought of paying
> $800 to $1000 for a TV set gives me the shudders. Any advice on
> .urls/boards/etc to look at for reviews and advice? I DON'T want to
> hear a hard-sell (I'm hoping the old TV will last 'til next Fall), but I
> am interested in starting some research. Thanks!
than LCD, HOWEVER, and this is a really important point if you are
spending enormous amounts of money.....plasmas screens don't last very
long before they burn out 3-4 years, tops.
LCDs are are longer lasting (6-7 years) and give a very good picture,
but I tend to get a bit motion sick after an hour or
so.....occaisionally you get a dead pixel which is really annoying,
but I'd rather that tha no picture at all.....
What wrong with yer good old cathode ray, eh? :-)
Actually, I'm sort of getting used to LCD now......but it took some time..
"A Knife and Fork in a World of Soup"
- Russ wrote:
> Your TV's internal speaker has caused the problem. When I got my lastAh!!! Now you're talking my language. We talked about Degaussing in my
> set some 20 years ago I removed the speaker from it and I listen
> through the stereo. Sure, it's lost some color but at least it's all
> the same color. Your TV needs to be degaussed, and there are things
> around the house that you can use. Go here for more info:
> Sounds a bit like something out of Doctor Who doesn't it? Just be
> careful not to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow!
A+ class. We even talked about how having your speakers too close to
the monitor, could cause the monitor to have "issues".
Somehow, I never connected that info to the large green or small purple
blotches on the TV, I just figured it needed to be replaced (it IS an
Thanks for the info and the link!
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> Jackie Moleski <moleskij@... <mailto:moleskij%40execpc.com>> wrote:
> Okay, I am confused. I don't have external speakers hooked-up to the
> TV, (just the ones that came with the set and are part of it,, like
> internally). However, I do have an entertainment center with all my
> other stuff to the right of the TV, including: Satellite decoder 1 (for
> our old 6-foot dish)-- this is currently NOT working and probably isn't
> even plugged in, Satellite Decoder 2 for Direct TV (this is my working
> decoder), DVD Player (my R2 Daewoo), then below the TV on a shelf is the
> VCR (yep, I still have one of them!). (oh, and I know I shouldn't, but
> lots of VHS tapes get piled-up around the components and spare shelves
> of my entertainment center)
> Does this help?
> --Jackie M
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